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Quader: No Awami League program to counter Saturday’s BNP rally

  • Published at 07:15 pm September 27th, 2018
Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader
File photo of Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader Dhaka Tribune

'But if BNP wants to create anarchy and sabotage in the name of political program, the law enforcement agencies will take necessary measures,' says the ruling party leader

Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader has said that the ruling party will not announce any program to counter BNP’s rally scheduled for Saturday in Dhaka.

“We will not announce any counter program against any party. But if BNP wants to create anarchy and sabotage in the name of political program, the law enforcement agencies will take necessary measures,” he said on Thursday, reports BSS.

His remarks came during a joint meeting of the party’s secretariat and top leaders of the party’s affiliated organizations at the Awami League central office at the capital’s Bangabandhu Avenue.

Quader, also the road transport and bridges minister, said that his party was becoming further synchronized and taking nationwide preparations for the upcoming 11th general election.

He said that the party’s organizational train trip to the northern districts and road-show to Chittagong and Cox’s Bazar had seen massive popular support for the ruling party.

He added that the citizens have also boycotted the negative politics of BNP. “The people are now in election mood and not seeking any violence. They also have trust in Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s far-sighted leadership.”

Quader also announced that Awami League would begin a weeklong campaign at the district, upazila and union levels across the country, including Dhaka, from October 1.

He said that the Awami League-led 14-party alliance had already exchanged views with professional bodies and in order to hold their program at a larger scale, the coalition would also organize a rally at Mahanagar Natya Mancha in the city on Saturday.

But, he stressed, that the program was not meant to counter BNP’s rally, which is set to be held at the Suhrawardy Udyan.